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Southeastern presents Guitar Ensemble concerts April 9 and 10

 

Friday, March 23, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Guitar Ensemble will present its spring concerts April 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are set to take place in Pottle Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
     Featuring music for two, three, four and 10 guitars, the April 9 program includes music from the Italian Renaissance, German Baroque, French Romantic and 20th Century Spanish repertoire.
     “This concert represents the students’ efforts to perform guitar music at its most sophisticated level in our culture. The guitar obviously is prevalent in all forms of popular music, but the guitar curriculum at the college level deals with the history, cultural diversity, and dynamic technical issues of the instrument,” said Guitar Ensemble Director Patrick Kerber. “The students not only perform on the guitar, they also study the instrument. The end result is beautiful music performed on multiple guitars.”
     The annual All Styles Night concert will take place April 10. This concert features popular music performed on guitar in a variety of settings, including solos and small groups. The program is composed of original compositions, folk, pop, jazz, and classical selections performed as instrumental music and in song.
     “The musicians in this program will feature guitar majors, non-music majors, and non-music faculty, including Sims Library Reference Librarian/Instructor Ben Bell, and members of the popular Impaired Faculties rock band,” Kerber added. “This is a chance for people to enjoy the guitar as a true ‘crossover’ instrument. As always, there will be something for everyone.”
     For more information, contact Kerber at 985-549-2886 or pkerber@southeastern.edu.




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